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the \ORIGINAL/ rebel
Linnac

She's a real firecracker.
 1
This isn't a lie;
 2
a swallow tattoo
 3
on the inside of her thigh.
 4
 
 
Her skirt's so short
 5
that it ends above her knee.
 6
Slouching in her chair
 7
and spilling all her tea.
 8
 
 
Out climbing trees
 9
on Sunday with the boys,
 10
fishing rod, shotgun
 11
and all her other toys.
 12
 
 
Her face is caked in mud
 13
and her fingers stained with ink.
 14
Her hair is hacked short
 15
and her skin flushed pink.
 16
 
 
She is always smiling widely
 17
but the guests she'd never greet.
 18
She lets herself tan golden brown
 19
in unseemly heat.
 20
 
 
But in her old age
 21
she's like a snooty regal cat.
 22
I can't believe Great-Grandmother
 23
was ever at all like that!
 24

4 Jun 10

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for friends n family this fine how it is. but it's a more accomplished poem without the final strophe. you can work greatgranny into the title. heat would be a nice word to end on.
 — NicMichaels

lol....
 — psychofemale

A missing classic
 — rivergood

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